Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Freelance Copy Editor make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$48,313 / yrTotal Pay
$45,452 / yrBase Pay
$2,861 / yrAdditional Pay

$48,313

 / yr
$33K$71K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Freelance Copy Editor is $48,313 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $45,452 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,861 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Freelance Copy Editor

$48,313 /yr
Freelance Copy Editor
$59,073 /yr
Senior Copy Editor
$48,742 /yr
Lead Copy Editor
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Related Job Titles

For Freelance Copy Editor

Some related job titles are Freelance Copyeditor Salaries with median pay of $52,257, Freelance Editor Salaries with median pay of $50,061, Freelance Online Editor Salaries with median pay of $52,895, Freelance Writer and Editor Salaries with median pay of $55,305.

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Freelancer
4.2
Freelance Copy EditorSee 6 salaries from all locations

$28

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$32

 / hr

$53,881

 / yr

$31

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$28

 / hr

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$27

 / hr
Reedsy
4.2
Freelance Copy EditorSee 1 salaries from all locations

$31

 / hr

$24

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$26

 / hr

$32

 / hr

$28

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$29

 / hr

$29

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$25

 / hr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Freelance Copy Editor in United States

The top paying industry for a Freelance Copy Editor in United States is Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $58,109.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$58,109

    0% Lower than other industries

Human Resources & Staffing

The top paying company in Human Resources & Staffing for Freelance Copy Editor is Freelancer.

FreelancerFreelancer$58,109/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

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Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Freelance Copyeditor

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$37

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Freelance Proofreader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Freelance Proofreader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

Submitted4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
Freelance Proofreader

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$19

/hr

Submitted4 days ago

4-6 years
4 days ago
Freelance Proofreader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$35

/hr

Submitted5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago
Freelance Proofreader

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$18

/hr

Submitted6 days ago

1-3 years
6 days ago
Freelance Copyeditor

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$34

/hr

Submitted7 days ago

1-3 years
7 days ago

Freelance Copy Editor pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Freelance Copy Editor is $45,452 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Freelance Copy Editor salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 57 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Freelance Copy Editor employees.

The highest salary for a Freelance Copy Editor in United States is $66,243 per year.

The lowest salary for a Freelance Copy Editor in United States is $31,187 per year.

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